Sunita, a Gypsy girl from Pushkar. The first photo I uploaded after coming back from my trip to India was with her - this one
and since I am going to India next week (if my passport with an Indian visa arrives back on time from Indian Embassy) I thought it is a good time to remind you how India is beautiful and colorful.
and I have lots of new photos from Wales and England, but since people prefer photos from Asia ...
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ephemere33 (9743) 2005-02-21 15:18
bravo !! superbe photo portrait de cette jolie personne...toute en couleur cette photo vit ...la netteté est très presente...le détail est bien rendu...le partage est reussi ...merci...amicalement BI
jbweasle (9373) 2005-02-21 15:21
Wonderful portrait, great colours. Sharp and well exposed. I think this is an improvement on your original with more natural tones and less distractions. Very good shot.
KevinRL (835) 2005-02-21 15:21
Wonderful detail and crispness, colour, colour and more colour.
sohrab (7439) 2005-02-21 15:23
please don't give into what people want... do what you want to do, otherwise you'll never get better.
EDIT: PEOPLE, DON'T GET SCARED BY MY CRITIQUE :)
RGatward (20060) 2005-02-21 15:23
This is a rally suberp portrait in respects. Nothing more to say about it. Hope you get your passport back in time. I like lot of your Welsh ones though too.
Clochette (8076) 2005-02-21 15:36
As a matter of fact, great colours and such a pretty lady for representing India.
But I FULLY agree with Sohrab and would be pleased to see your Wales and England pics.
jhe00 (271) 2005-02-21 15:36
incredible colors and the skin tone is so rich. i love the reflection in her eyes. nicely framed too.
Curioso (9271) 2005-02-21 15:36
Incredibly subtle use of the DOF. What about having the ear rings in focus too ? Apart from this, I love it all ! Colors, compo, sharpeness. Great job Maciej !
kdien (9295) 2005-02-21 15:39
Piêkny, wspania³y, pe³en kolorów portret. Gratulacje
Fis2 (83972) 2005-02-21 15:43
Super portret!Bajeczne kolory.
avigur_11 (22077) 2005-02-21 15:56
This is so colorful and so beautiful, Maciek. The yellow dot between the eyes is very surprisng because I used to see a red dot, so what is the meaning of the yellow one?
I like very much the glow in her eyes. Great one!
Have a great journey to India, and come back safely.
jpages (1670) 2005-02-21 16:08
Hi Maciej, I have seen your link and I like more this one. It has more light, and we can see better the details of her face, and ornaments. The composition is also very good, having located she on the left side, and the DOF used helps to increase the attention to her beauty. Very lucky to find she in your trip, and pose as a professional model. TFS, brgds from Barcelona.
jrzufferey (7301) 2005-02-21 16:16
Bravo, Magnifique portrait de cette très belle jeune femme si photogénique.Amicalement/jr
markgong (2840) 2005-02-21 16:19
Maciej, I love your India portraits. You always manage to capture the colors so well. It's not that we don't want to see your Wales an England photos, it's just that India is so much more interesting. No insult intended ofcourse. Good job.
Praetzer (1662) 2005-02-21 16:20
Beautifull compo and colrs. DOF just right. What's the reflection in the eyes?
Kicka (0) 2005-02-21 16:32
She's beautiful and the colours are beautiful too. And I'm sure you will have a lot of new intresting photographs coming back from your next trip. Still don't give up on your new photographs from England. TE is not the world and the most important can't be to pleas as many people here as posible. I think you are a very good photographer, developing a lot the last time. Your Indian and asian photos are beautiful and easy to "take in" already at the first glance. But some of you new stuff is much more intresting, maybe need a little more than a glance at the thumbnail to appreciate. Well i really don't know to much about photography so maybe you should not listen to what I say. But their are a lot of very good photographers on this site that also appreciate you new stuff, maybe listen to them insted : )
donner64 (284) 2005-02-21 16:32
These colors are so strong, so expressive, as the face of this woman. I was alsor wondering about the reflection in the eyes...
Luan (12971) 2005-02-21 16:47
She looks like an Angel thanks to you, colors are very intense, the face of this gipsy girl is sharper than ever.
Thank you again for your picstures.
richtersl (3546) 2005-02-21 19:10
WOW! These colos are just SO vivid! Simply beautiful. Bravo!!!!!
Homerhomer (4080) 2005-02-21 22:36
Maciek, pieprz na to co inni chca oglodac i fotografuj co jest w zasiegu twojej reki i mozliwosci, staraj sie nie zapomniec o tym ze jak bedziesz caly czas zflustrowany to nic Ci nie bedzie wychodzic, jak sie rozlusnisz i bedziesz to traktowal ponownie jako hobby i dazyl do zaspokojenia siebe a nie innych, Twoja fotografie zyska wiecej uznania w Twoich oczach.
Zaloze sie ze Twoja praca nie jest az tak nudna jak moja ;-)
Swietny portret, kolory nie z tej ziemi, jej szklane oczy upiekszaja kompozycje jeszcze bardziej.
PS, ja lubie Twoje zdjecia z Azji i z Europy.
RandomCameraGuy (3069) 2005-02-21 22:51
Another wonderfully colourful portrait! As you say this is the stuff people love, but you don't have to please us, post what you want I'm sure the people will be pretty happy with that too (I will)!
michel_r (1118) 2005-02-21 23:46
excellent Maciek. and don't be too harsh on yourself. You have many superb pictures that i love to look at, be they from India or UK. have a nice trip to India. regards, michel.
arnabchat (7233) 2005-02-22 0:00
Sunita again? done quite a few with her?
she gives a very "supermodel" passionate look here! ;)
very nice portrait with beautiful colors.
cool_krishna (465) 2005-02-22 3:19
Maciej, that is a wonderful shot. Absolutely stunning..
I love this one.
The Eyes.. they hold my gaze.. The background is colorful and so is her sari..
but her eyes have that warmth and liveliness that speaks more than all the colors around her.
Her 'kajal' (eye liner) enhances the beauty in her eyes.. and her simple smile is breathtaking.
Too good Maciej. You have a winner here.
Galeota (10338) 2005-02-22 3:44
Awsome set of colours and extremely sharp portrait proving the full capability of an $100 lens. The shallow depth of field reveals an harmonious blurred background. Even though, unlike you might think, I also appreciate what you've been posting from England, the colours on this one call for my applause. Compo wise, nothing very special.
ash_parikh (2266) 2005-02-22 4:00
Very nice portrait. Great details and very sharp photo. Beautiful colours to go with it.
clodreno (0) 2005-02-22 4:07
ouaHHHHH, what a beautiful girl. I love it Maciek.. Very nice, can't wait for your new pictures from India..It's true that nowadays i guess I am too partial to Indian pictures, but the colors and the face are simply great..
Really love it.. i still don't undersatnd why you do get frustrated, because on your gallery you have so many good pictures to upload on TE.... funny enough, you don't seem to nbe picking the best all the time...
i'll bebacktomorrow for a smile
cmartos (242) 2005-02-22 4:08
Hi Macieck, this is a really wonderful catch, you caught these divine eyes in a very subtle and also perfect way. Nothing very clever to add here, I love this one!
kourosh (2375) 2005-02-22 5:13
Very nice colorful portrait although with a simple stereotypic composition. I have to say that it's the subject that makes it a great shot not the photographer. I more like those shots of yours where you depict your own original idea.
olopez (4959) 2005-02-22 5:28
What a wonderfull portrait.
Colors are great, good use of DOF.
I think you are one of the best in TE, your gallery is impressive, included those that are not from Asia.
Enjoy your travel.
avis2avis (4264) 2005-02-22 5:38
Coming to this very late. So all has been said already. The eyes... they remind me of a Bollywood actress. This is a truly superb portrait. Congrats and well done. And please dont listen to Sohrab's screaming. :) Give us more of this. Definitely more enjoyable! ;)
volpanglos (121) 2005-02-22 7:35
Vive les femmes...
I like the colours and the composition, but I would like to see more of her story.
AmiBe (6042) 2005-02-22 8:44
Very nice colorful portrait. Very good DOF, but you know that...
I'm delighted to see your next India pictures, hope you'll have your visa !
PS : I like your England and Wales pictures, too !
gaby (19819) 2005-02-22 9:51
sandip (3492) 2005-02-22 13:02
Hi,Maciej,I was just searching your today's post in your profile.Probably it was the UK folder which i didnt not notice and was bit hopeless.. And finally I got it when i was just about to close the site for today.And u know what U have made my day with this colorful photo.I bet she does not look so nice even in real than what you have captured here.Cheers. By the way .. Welcome to INDIA.Looking forward to see more photos from u,more stories from u.(I hope u will get your visa before 3rd March.:))
keribar (43841) 2005-02-22 15:54
You know how it is Maciej, you suddenly stumble on a picture in TE, and now I discover this one of Pushkar: Gives me the desire to go to Pushkar again.. Wht a nice picture and what a pretty girl too The fact that you introduced a colorful bnackground makes it even prettier. Izzet
alimo3 (6854) 2005-02-22 18:03
this one is really one of my favorite ,and even one of my favorite from all TE.
Everything is there This girl is beautiful
the sharpness is great ,beautiful color (and light is much better than in Sunita 1 )
The kind of portrait that i 'll dream to bring back from my Indian trip starting next week.
manny (21833) 2005-02-23 2:55
Good luck to your India trip. And be careful.
I always look at your India gallery in pbase and I think TE people have only seen 25% of it. The other 75% (some pics are even better thatn what you've posted here) is ouht to be seen by most of us here. A book would even be a good idea. You are the best photographer of Indian (scenery and people) here in TE. No doubt about it.
ChrisJ (95826) 2005-02-23 3:43
Stunning colours & sharpness, with the tight crop isolating & emphasising the details. I like the transparency of the veil. Good work!
everlasting (14560) 2005-02-23 6:15
I'm a bit later to add anythign original here. but dont be too hard on yourself. i can imagine your frustration, but enjoy what you have and you certainly have an eye for photography. Of course, we all enjoy your indian shots the subjects are colourful, the compositions exoctic, but your recent work in Wales was also different. The painter in cardiff for instance. You see photographs around you where ever you are and that is a talent.
I hope you get your visa in time, take care and relax......(where will you go anyway?)
Kenny10pin (19301) 2005-02-23 8:57
absolutely great shot, the focus and lighting is superb, very good colours and dof, well done
sn00zie (2384) 2005-02-23 9:26
yes.. i remember her from your webpage...
superb colors.. so alive, so vibrant... fantastic portrait Maciej
love the depth in the picture and also the backdrop.. a well planned picture :)
Katharina (401) 2005-02-23 9:58
Sliczne zdjecie. Wspaniale kolory!!!
Piotr (0) 2005-02-23 10:31
Jak zawsze swietnie skomponowane, doskonale kolory, ostrosc, swietne oczy, pelno wnich refleksow
eleparc (24063) 2005-02-23 18:25
come on! i like your shots from england and wales just as much maciek! this shot is extraordinary for its stunning colors, both in the BG and the character outfit. great shot!
Rinie_Hoff (9340) 2005-02-23 18:44
Wow, Maciek, because of Eric's comments, I saw this picture, it's lovely, it's fresh, full of life and full of color. Her eyes are marvellous!
I do not completely agree with you about your pictures from Wales, I already told you, that I thought you were finding your spot in Wales. it takes time to adapt, and adjust, but I still think you see the moments, and that's at the base of good photographing.
I am happy for you that you go back to India. Enjoy, and bring us nice pictures. Take care
BTW, maybe you should read Jose Elias thread here, if you haven't already.
Amandine (1072) 2005-02-25 7:11
Beautifull portrait, luminous, alive and colorfull. Your picture is well composed, well done
hamster (104) 2005-02-28 8:31
Perfekcyjny kadr, Macku.
Albrecht (11281) 2005-03-01 8:12
This one is far more beautiful than the other one. This is realy a perfect portrait with those colours and DOF and POV. All things are perfect. If I could I would give more points....Thanks!!
rowanb (864) 2005-03-05 21:33
great portrait. nice DOF, great colours, so sharp. love the eyes.
kaychambers (1198) 2005-03-21 19:25
This image is a great advertisment for an Indian experience. I was there earlier this month, and would pleasingly recommend others to visit - there is never a shortage of things see, smell and feel. An outstanding place .... complimented by this outstanding image.
Well done Maciej,
Vic, Singapore. 22nd March 2005
Wolbo (465) 2005-03-26 4:25
Beautiful colors. Composition and DOF are absolutely perfect. Very vivid and vibrant photo.
johnhopkins (866) 2005-04-01 5:21
This one is outstanding. Wonderful face with great lighting and sharpness. But above all else the colours of the fabrics and even the background are amazing.
Hanssie (10397) 2005-04-01 14:14
Superb in colour, how nice is this portrait, sharp, good expression and background and the girl in the left, really nice, Maciej !
misha81 (332) 2005-06-10 8:31
nice portatrait - i liie eyes of her!xongratulations
Jujube (125) 2005-08-08 20:06
Couleurs, oh oui! Cette photo réinvente le mot couleurs d'une façon incroyable. Elle est d'une netteté parfaite et cadrée superbement. Bravo!
michel47 (72) 2005-08-16 16:36
What colors! What eyes! Wonderful!
MyLady (32) 2005-08-25 20:58
AMAZING PICTURE!!! The colors are incredible! Makes you wanna have chat with her!
jjcordier (75148) 2005-12-14 9:40
Very nice colorful portrait,Maciej. That is a wonderful shot. I love this one.
aravind_phd (237) 2006-10-13 15:00
Wonderful Capture Maciej,
Praise your eye, for finding this!
marknunnerley (2780) 2006-10-31 8:08
Good portrait Maciej.
Don't take this the wrong way but the only thing I don't like is your reflection in her eyes! I don't mean you, I mean the look haha. Anyway like your chioce of photographers. Good influence of McCurry here. Great colours, DOF and use of a good background.
teutza (10590) 2007-06-08 5:06
i think this is a lovely portrait!she has a baeautiful face and you managed to capture the perfect light to make all image great!!
evasion (141) 2007-09-29 6:11
filidor (56) 2008-07-01 5:36
I have no words here - I see that this not so expensive 50 mm lens working well. Fantastic portrait
Mistral (15402) 2009-11-02 13:25
is always a pleasure in watching wonderful images like yours, then it's India behind that call...
jga (1062) 2011-02-20 4:46
Great portrait, wonderful colours !
- Copyright: Maciej Dakowicz (maciekda) (19895)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-09-00
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Canon EF 50mm f/1.8
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): gypsies, The Best Shots of India [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-02-21 15:12
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